Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southeast Division102.1 (4th)103.7 (4th)
Eastern Conference8th12th
NBA18th18th

Schedule

Fri Mar 25
L 108 - 97at MIA
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Sat Mar 26
W 111 - 89CHI
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Tue Mar 29
W 139 - 105BKN
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Thu Mar 31
W 114 - 94at IND
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Fri Apr 1
L 113 - 110at MIL
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Sun Apr 3
W 119 - 107MEM
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Wed Apr 6
L 108 - 104DET
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Fri Apr 8
W 112 - 109MIA
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Sun Apr 10
L 118 - 96at MIA
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Mon Apr 11
W 107 - 98MIL
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Wed Apr 13
L 117 - 103at CHA
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Standings

EAST
Southeast
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Atlanta29-2348-34
Charlotte33-1948-34
Miami31-2148-34
Washington30-2241-41
Orlando21-3135-47
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Magic's Nikola Vucevic: Still believes he'll start at center in 2016-17
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Vucevic recently told Sirius XM NBA Radio that he expects to start at center for the Magic during the upcoming season. "I don't expect [my starting role] to change. I think I have proven I am definitely a starter in this league and I believe one of the best centers in this league," Vucevic said. "I don't believe there is any reason for me to come off the bench. I have spoken to the Magic about it. They know that. That's no disrespect to Bismack [Biyombo] and he proved a lot last season and had a great playoffs. But I believe I will still be a starter and one of the main guys on the team going forward as well."

The offseason signing of Biyombo to a four-year, $72 million contract would seem to pose a legitimate threat to Vucevic's starting role, but the 25-year-old continues to maintain a positive outlook, despite trade rumors circulating around him. Biyombo brings more to the table than Vucevic as a rim protector and defensive presence, attributes that the Magic were sorely lacking at the back end a season ago, so even if he continues to serve in a bench role with his new team, there's still a good chance Biyombo will be used heavily. If that's the case, Vucevic's minutes from last season (31.3 per game) would almost certainly go down, and his scoring (18.2 points per game) and rebound outputs (8.9 rebounds per game) could head in a similar direction. The Magic should officially name their starting center in training camp, but no matter how that situation shakes out, Vucevic's fantasy value will take a hit so long as Biyombo remains healthy and available.

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Magic's Jodie Meeks: Out indefinitely following surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Meeks underwent surgery Tuesday to "further stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot," Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Meeks initially sustained a fracture to the foot back in October, which limited him to just three games for the Pistons last season. He's experienced complications since the surgery, and this second procedure will now keep him out indefinitely. The team has not offered anything in the way of a timeline, stating only that Meeks' return will "depend on how he responds to rehabilitation." Should Meeks miss significant time during the regular season, the likes of Mario Hezonja and Evan Fournier could shoulder even heavier workloads at shooting guard.

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Magic's C.J. Wilcox: Will be traded to the Magic
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilcox (hand) will be traded to the Magic in exchange for Devyn Marble and a 2020 second-round pick, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The Magic will also receive a sum of cash in the deal. Since entering the league as the 28th selection in the 2014 draft, Wilcox has been quiet, appearing in only 44 games and averaging only 3.0 points per game. The third-year guard will likely land a reserve role with Orlando, playing behind Evan Fournier and potentially splitting minutes with newly-acquired Jodie Meeks. The Magic will hope that Wilcox, a career 38-percent three-point shooter, can provide range in the backcourt, as they shot only 35-percent from three as a team in 2015-16.

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Magic's Nikola Vucevic: On the outs for starting role?
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Coach Frank Vogel recently indicated both Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo would see plenty of time at center during the upcoming season, but wouldn't commit to either player in a starting role, Cody Taylor of Basketball Insiders reports.

During his tenure with the Pacers, new Magic coach Frank Vogel prioritized defensive prowess first and foremost with his starting centers, and while Vucevic is a more skilled low-post threat than the likes of Roy Hibbert and Ian Mahinmi, his shortcomings on the other side of the court could make him an ill fit on a retooled Orlando roster. The team's decision to sign Bismack Biyombo, a relentless rebounder and rim-protecting center, to a four-year, $72 million contract this offseason would seem to suggest that even if he continues to start for the Magic, Vucevic will almost certainly see a decline in the 31.3 minutes per game he averaged a season ago. As one of the top-scoring centers in the league both of the past two seasons, Vucevic would still have plenty of appeal around the league, so it's conceivable the Magic could explore trading him in order to calibrate the roster according to Vogel's preferences.

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Magic's Aaron Gordon: Expected to start at small forward in 2016-17
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Magic coach Frank Vogel said last week that he expects Gordon to start at small forward during the upcoming season, Scott Cryles of OrlandoMagicDaily.com reports.

The Magic gave up a small fortune to acquire Serge Ibaka on draft day, so it's no surprise that he'll be at the top of the depth chart at power forward, which had been almost exclusively Gordon's domain following last season's move at the trade deadline that sent Tobias Harris to the Pistons. Though the more well-rounded Ibaka amounts to an upgrade at power forward, it doesn't appear that Gordon, one of the NBA's top physical specimens, is going to see his role marginalized as he enters his third season. In fact, Vogel stated that in addition to starting at small forward, Gordon would still see plenty of minutes at power forward when Ibaka is off the floor or used as a small-ball center. With the Magic also bringing in high-volume rebounder Bismack Biyombo this offseason, it's clear that the team is prioritizing defensive improvement, and on paper, the physically gifted, long-limbed trio of Gordon, Ibaka and Biyombo figure to terrorize opposing wings and big men. Gordon will need to show increased reliability on the offensive end -- particularly from three-point range, where he shot just 29.6 percent last season -- for his fantasy value to truly take off, but his ability to lock down both perimeter and frontcourt players defensively should at least guarantee him plenty of court time in 2016-17.

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2015-16 Team Leaders
PPGNikola Vucevic , C18.2
RPGNikola Vucevic , C8.9
APGElfrid Payton , PG6.4
FG%Nikola Vucevic , C51
FT%Evan Fournier , SG83.6
3P%Evan Fournier , SG40
BLOCKSNikola Vucevic , C70
STEALSVictor Oladipo , SG116
MPGVictor Oladipo , SG33
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